Why do I need EDT?
Drivers who do not have the experience and necessary skills are more likely to get injured or even killed in car accidents. EDT has been implemented by the RSA as a measure against accidents and reckless driving. EDT has been proven to improve the driving skills and knowledge of beginners.
You must complete all your 12 EDT lessons if your car permit has been issued after the 4th of April, 2011. You can’t enter the driving test without these lessons.
Some students are not required to finish the EDT course. They can still attend these lessons. EDT is helpful and will help you successfully pass your driving test with a high rate.
Preparing for your first class
First of all, you need to find a qualified ADI (Approved Driving Instructor). The instructor will give you all the info you need to know about the EDT course, such as some book recommendations.
The instructor will inspect your learner permit at the start of each lesson. Some students use their own car, and in that case the ADI will check your motor tax, car insurance, and the safety of your vehicle.
You will also be given a logbook which will contain your full name and residence, birth date, as well as the permit number. This logbook should be taken to every EDT lesson, where it will be filled by your ADI.
The first 8 lessons must be taken in order from 1 to 8. However the last 3 lessons can have their order switched.
Every EDT class has a duration of approximately one hour
You should allow a period of about two weeks between every EDT class in order to learn and practice.
The entire driving course should be spread over a period of about 6 months.